PHNOM PNEH: The Government of Japan will provide US$300,779 in total for three recipient organizations under the framework, of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects “KUSANONE” Grant. The Grant Contracts were signed today between H.E. Mr. UENO Atsushi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the representatives of the three recipients respectively, to carry out the following projects.
1. The Project for the Construction of School Building of a Primary School in Banteay Ampil District, Oddar Meanchey Province (US$120,768) to Oddar Meanchey Provincial Department of Education, Youth, and Sport.
In this project, a five-room school building equipped with school furniture will be built at Romdoul Primary School in Oddar Meanchey Province. Currently, students at this school have difficulties in studying because the current concrete school building and wooden furniture are in poor condition. This project aims to bring about a safer and more comfortable learning environment, and it is expected to benefit around 220 students and 9 teachers through the improvement in the quality of education.
2. The Project for the Construction of Phnom Ror-el Primary School’s Building in Preak Prosob District, Kratie Province (US$91,010) to Kratie Provincial Department of Education, Youth, and Sport.
In this project, a five-classroom school building with a three-room toilet will be constructed at Phnom Ror-el Primary School in Kratie Province. Also, school furniture like desks, chairs, and whiteboards will be installed. This school has been facing some challenges due to the deterioration of the current wooden school building and furniture. By constructing a proper school building and installing new school furniture, it is expected to benefit a total of 266 students and 7 teachers through the improvement in the quality of education.
3. The Project for Procurement of Machine to Produce Prosthesis and Physiotherapy Equipment at Kien Khleang Physical Rehabilitation Center in Phnom Penh’ (US$89,001) to Kien Khleang National Physical Rehabilitation Center.
In this project, 11 kinds of prosthesis manufacturing and physiotherapy equipment will be installed at Kien Khleang National Physical Rehabilitation Center (PRC) in Phnom Penh. The PRC has been facing some challenges due to the deterioration of necessary equipment to produce prostheses and orthotics and the lack of physiotherapy equipment used for rehabilitation. By providing this equipment, the PRC can produce prostheses and orthotic in a shorter period and would be able to provide better rehabilitation services. It is expected to benefit around 900 people per year who visit the PRC in need of treatment.
Japan’s “KUSANONE” Projects started in Cambodia in 1991 to support Cambodia’s reconstruction and development at the grassroots level. The assistance aims to protect those who are vulnerable due to various factors such as poverty and misfortunes that directly threaten their lives, livelihood, and dignity, as well as to promote self-reliance in local communities. Since 1991, the Government of Japan has provided over US$66 million for mainly local authorities and non-governmental organizations to implement 702 KUSANONE projects throughout Cambodia.
Photo by: Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Cambodia